Edited by András Koltay and Paul Wragg
Chapter 12: A European and German perspective on data protection law in a digitised world
In the age of digitisation, data protection law addresses one of the central and fundamental challenges: the handling and use of personal data. Since digitisation does not stop at national borders or other physical barriers and data and information can be transmitted and disseminated worldwide within a fraction of a second, purely national regulations on the protection of personal data are no longer sufficient. That is why, in addition to purely national standards, European standards – ideally even global standards – are needed to guarantee a minimum level of privacy protection. A uniform European legal framework has been created in the area of data protection with the General Data Protection Regulation, which has been in force since May 2018. The aim of this regulation is to harmonise the different legal provisions that used to apply in the Member States before. Therefore the following explanations focus on the national and, in particular, the European legal framework.
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